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The Hails

The Hails and Magic City Hippies join up for a remix of the song “Fiona” – a song inspired by musician Fiona Apple.

Currently The Hails are winding up a tour with only a handful of dates remaining.  Some of the dates are already sold out.

They will be releasing their debut album later this year.

The Hails tour dates:
May 18 at the 7th Street Entry  in Minneapolis, MN
May 19 at the Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL
May 20 at the Memorial Union in Madison, WI
May 22 at the Funk ‘n Waffles in Syracuse, NY
May 24 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY
May 27 at the Cascades Park Amphitheater in Tallahassee, FL

Miami’s Robbie Kingsley, Franco Solari, Dylan CmCue, Andre Escobar, and Zach Levy first played in high school but it wasn’t until they met up in Gainesville at the University of Florida that they became an official band.  After returning home to Miami; they released a few singles, an EP, and made the festival rounds.  Later this year, they will release their official debut full album.

Armed with a doctorate degree in Art History, Brian Seymour has traded in his pain brushes for a music staff and for the past 20 years has entertained audiences with his own style of music he calls  Alt-Americana.

Seymour has a new album – “American Courage” – scheduled for a June 30 release.  He has released a video for the title track of the album.

Can’t wait to hear the new album??? Catch Brian Seymour April 21 and 28 at Fergie’s Pub in Philadelphia beginning at 6pm.

Country Blues Rock artist Kyle T. Hurley is currently working in London.  He has just released his newest single “KandyLand” from his upcoming album “Kyle T. Hurley IV” some time in the Fall.

Speaking on the new song Hurley said, “’Kandyland’ is a journey into the nightlife of Kiev when it was flourishing but through the eyes of the boad game ‘Candyland’.  Mama Ginger Tree, Mr. Mint, and Queen Frostine – they wer all there.  Quite a time.”

American born artist Hayfitz currently calls Berlin home.  In preparation for the release of a new album later this year, Hayfitz is releasing a new single “Music Room” on April 28.

Hayfitz closed himself off from the world to create and record his upcoming album “Everything Else”; which is set for an October six release.

The album is a journey of identity, unrequited love, and friendship. 

For the past several years, Friday has been reserved for the release of new music around the world and this week several artists are releasing new singles.

Grammy award winning Jason Crabb joins Country music star Dylan Scott have paired up for the song “Good Morning Mercy”.

Crabb has already had a major hit with his original release of “Good Morning Mercy” on Christian radio; garnering millions of streams.

Crabb spoke on Dylan Scott’s performance saying, “Dylan has one of the best voices in country music today! I was blown away when I heard him singing ‘Good Morning Mercy’.  Now to get the chance to sing it with him is really exciting. Dylan and I have so much in common – we both share a deep love for Jesus, our amazing country, and we love our families. I just can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve got in store!”

Scott added, “it’s an honor to be apart of this song.  I’ve looked up to Jason Crabb for a long time and for him to ask me to do this with him is just an awesome moment for me” 

Scott and Crabb had a “chance meeting” when they met while Dylan Scott was heading to get his hair cut.

When Folk music songwriter Ellie Turner recorded her new album, she went old school…recording it live with everyone in the room at the same time.  The microphones even picked up the birds chirping outside the recording studio.

The album “When the Trouble’s All Done” will be released on March 24 but fans can get a taste of Turner’s “imperfect and real” and “stripped down to the core” recording style with the single “Daughter”.

“Daughter” is the third single from the upcoming album; following “The I Love You Song” and “One More Day”.

Rapper NF has a new single “Motto” from the upcoming album “Hope” which is due out April 7.  “Motto” is the second single from the album.  “Motto” is NF being NF as he takes on the current music industry in the song; where he touts “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it that’s my motto.”

“Hope” is NF’s fifth album and the follow up to the platinum selling album “The Search”.

NF’s global group of loyal fans has made him one of the Top 50 Most Streamed Rappers of All Time.  The Recording Industry Association of America has certified NF’s music at total of 39 times including 14 multi-platinum awards.

Ahead of the anticipated release of their second album “Little Garden” on June 30, the Alternate Rock band Dwellings releases the single “Devices”.

“Devices” is the first new music from Dwellings in over three years.

Dwellings’ singer Isaac Wilson spoke on “Devices” saying, “’Devices’ is about starting in a new place left with nothing except the things in your pockets and on your back. It’s about embarking on a journey to a new place and how the ups and downs affect your resolve.  There are hints of losing it and wanting to give up as well as lines of bravery and great respect towards the end goal.”

After being sidelined for several months as the result of a serious car accident, David Tucker returns with the new single “Water it Down” which reflects on the Country singer’s emotions and struggles during his recovery from the accident that nearly took his life.

Tucker spoke on the song saying, “for as much as this was a scary event that put both my career and life on pause, I think this song is just as much about the good that ultimately came out of the entire experience.  I really found my second wind artistically in the aftermath of the crash, and that time allowed me to write from a new perspective, reflect on everything I’ve gone through and realize how blessed I am to still be alive.” 

“Water it Down” is just the first of a number of singles Tucker has planned for a 2023 release.

Country music star Buddy Jewell is celebrating the 205h anniversary of his hit song “ Sweet Southern Comfort” with a new version of the song that includes fellow Country artists Clint Black, The Bellamy Brothers, and Marty Raybon.

Jewell spoke on the new release of the song saying, “I cannot believe it has been twenty years since “Sweet Southern Comfort” was released to country radio. To think that I would release it again twenty years later featuring my buddies Clint Black, Marty Raybon and The Bellamy Brothers makes it all come full circle!”

Clint Black continued, “I had the best time reuniting with my buddy, Buddy Jewell, to take comfort in this fantastic song.”

Marty Raybon also spoke on recording the song saying, “I’ve Loved this song since the very first time I heard it.  To Think I would get the chance to sing on a remix never crossed my mind.  To be included with a lineup of fellow road warriors is pretty special,” shared Marty Raybon. “It sounds great and I think everyone found the right place to sing. I’m a big Buddy Jewell fan. I know you’ll enjoy ‘Sweet Southern Comfort.’”

The Bellamy Brother concluded, “It was such a joy singing on the 20th-anniversary version of Buddy Jewell’s big hit ‘Sweet Southern Comfort’ and to be joined by Clint Black and Marty Raybon well, what more could you ask for.”

While not as well known as “American Idol” or “The Voice”, Country music had its own version of the competition singing show called “Nashville Star” where Buddy Jewell was the original winner of the show; beating out Miranda Lambert.  He has won numerous awards and has toured with the USO.

Marc Scibilia:
Western New York native Marc Scibilia followed in the footsteps of his father Rob and became a musician.  After the death of his father from cancer, Marc did what many musicians do…he wrote a song.

Scibilia noted that the death of his father “punctuated almost everything in mine.”  He added, “It was all before and after. I realized I had missed so much while being busy chasing dreams and other things and that in my next chapters I wanted to be more present to the people and moments around me.”  “The Life” is a reminder to Marc remind him of the promise to himself. 

“The Life” is set for a January 19 release.

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